Low-cost embedded system for relative localization in robotic swarms

Faigl, Jan and Krajnik, Tomas and Chudoba, Jan and Preucil, Libor and Saska, Martin (2013) Low-cost embedded system for relative localization in robotic swarms. In: Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2013 IEEE International Conference on, 6-10 May 2013, Karlsruhe.

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Abstract

In this paper, we present a small, light-weight, low-cost, fast and reliable system designed to satisfy requirements of relative localization within a swarm of micro aerial vehicles. The core of the proposed solution is based on off-the-shelf components consisting of the Caspa camera module and Gumstix Overo board accompanied by a developed efficient image processing method for detecting black and white circular patterns. Although the idea of the roundel recognition is simple, the developed system exhibits reliable and fast estimation of the relative position of the pattern up to 30 fps using the full resolution of the Caspa camera. Thus, the system is suited to meet requirements for a vision based stabilization of the robotic swarm. The intent of this paper is to present the developed system as an enabling technology for various robotic tasks.

Keywords:Aerospace, Robotics cameras, Embedded systems, Image recognition, Microrobots, Multi-robot systems, Object detection, Robot vision, Image resolution, Lenses
Subjects:H Engineering > H670 Robotics and Cybernetics
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:13799
Deposited On:14 Apr 2014 15:42

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